Microsoft offers .docx to HTML Firefox extension

MicrosoftofficelogoOne of the most frustrating aspects of working in the cloud is when I get a .docx file from someone to read, review or edit. Up to now, I’ve used Zamzar to convert the .docx file to .doc since Google Docs doesn’t yet support .docx imports. Digital Inspirations just came to the rescue with a second option that’s specific to Firefox users in the cloud looking to simply read a .docx file.

The Open XML Document Viewer Firefox extension from Microsoft will open and translate any .docx file into HTML so you can view it in the proper format within your browser. Note that this is just a handy viewer in its first release; in the Spring of 2009, Microsoft is planning to bring support to Opera’s browser as well.